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Obeisance
07-11-2013, 05:36 AM
I couldn't find an answer to this via search.

The Avatar uses Gaze, while Harbinger has Godhead active.

Godhead
"For one round, advancing enemy models that end their movement in Harbinger's control area closer to her than they began suffer an unboostable POW 14 fire damage roll."

Menoth's Gaze
"For one round, enemy models that begin their activation within 8" of this model and in its LOS can advance only towards this model."

Does this mean that a unit can forfeit movement to avoid damage, or must it advance towards the Avatar?

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Also, what's the tournament etiquette for using the feat? Everyone tries to move on angles that don't take them closer. Is it a case of marking each start/end move and measuring it? I can see opponents trying to put it on your clock. =/

Leonard_Dukes
07-11-2013, 06:01 AM
You are not required to advance at all, but if you do it must be toward the Avatar. Directly toward, if I recall the card correctly.

For the Harbinger's feat, it only matters if you end your movement closer than you began. It doesn't matter where you go in the meantime. You could advance 2" directly toward her, then 3" directly away, and take no damage from the feat as you end your movement 1" further away than you began it.

Obeisance
07-11-2013, 06:04 AM
It's not directly towards, just towards. So people can walk in arcs to avoid damage from Godhead while satisfying Gaze.

solkan
07-11-2013, 06:06 AM
"can advance only towards this model" means that if the model advances, it must satisfy the "towards" rule as defined in the rulebook. A 0" advance satisfies that requirement, and would not be closer.

Since that particular detail was double checked previously, reference: https://privateerpressforums.com/showthread.php?126145-Menoth-s-Gaze-question&p=1678996&viewfull=1#post1678996

Edit: The definition of towards is:

Model A Must Move Toward Model B: Model A can move along any path such that the distance between Model A and Model B is always decreasing during the movement.

Given the requirement that the distance along the path is always decreasing, not moving (forfeiting movement or performing a 0" advance) is the only way to avoid not getting closer.

Archdeluxe
07-11-2013, 08:26 AM
Given the requirement that the distance along the path is always decreasing, not moving (forfeiting movement or performing a 0" advance) is the only way to avoid not getting closer.

This or an option that does not count as an advance.

Grey Templar
07-11-2013, 09:14 AM
It's not directly towards, just towards. So people can walk in arcs to avoid damage from Godhead while satisfying Gaze.

Yes, although if the Avatar is positioned correctly it will be impossible to move towards the Avatar without moving towards the Harbinger as well.

You can of course always stay still.